AEW's much-anticipated UK event, All In, is rapidly approaching, with an impressive attendance of over 70,000 passionate fans eagerly awaiting the spectacle at Wembley Stadium. The initial match on the card was recently unveiled, featuring Adam Cole, now aligned with MJF, challenging for the coveted AEW World Championship.
However, as the women's division is still taking shape, one notable star's status has come to light, and it's not the news fans were hoping for. Former Women's World Champion, Thunder Rosa, has been grappling with lingering injuries since August 2022, which forced her to step away from the ring during her championship reign.
Subsequently, Jamie Hayter captured the Interim Title after defeating Toni Storm, leading to Rosa being stripped of her championship. While Thunder Rosa made a brief appearance during the promotion of "AEW: Collision," she has yet to make her triumphant return from her injury-enforced hiatus.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer, as Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that she is not expected to be back in time for the grand stage at Wembley.
Thunder Rosa Return: A Bittersweet Update
The news is undoubtedly bittersweet for Thunder Rosa's supporters, but there is a silver lining in the horizon.
Meltzer's report indicates that she is diligently preparing for her much-anticipated return to the company, aligning with earlier speculations. The women's division has experienced significant absences recently, with notable talents like Jade Cargill and Jamie Hayter also on hiatus, leaving fans eager for their eventual returns.
Thunder Rosa has kept herself occupied and engaged with the wrestling community despite being sidelined by injuries. She has made notable appearances on "Busted Open Radio" and contributed to AEW's Spanish broadcast team, showcasing her versatility and dedication to the sport even in the face of adversity.
As the countdown to AEW All In continues, fans worldwide eagerly await further updates on the women's side of the card and remain hopeful for Thunder Rosa's triumphant return to the AEW ring. Her tenacity, resilience, and undeniable talent have endeared her to audiences worldwide, and there's no doubt that her eventual comeback will be met with an outpouring of support and excitement.
Until then, Thunder Rosa continues to be an inspiring figure in the wrestling community, proving that even during recovery, her passion for the sport remains undiminished.